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Chicago Conservation Corps

The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) recruits, trains, and supports a network of volunteers who work together to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods and schools through environmental service projects.

If you have an interest in sustainability issues and wish to make a difference in your neighborhood, get involved in one of C3’s programs.

Chicago Conservation Corps Leaders

Leaders participate in 20+ hours of training classes that equip them with a broad understanding of urban environmental challenges and opportunities. Local experts teach these classes, covering environmental principles and skills in fivesubject areas: water, energy, green space, waste & community organizing.

Making a difference
Following the classes, Leaders turn their learning into action by developing and leading sustainability service projects in their communities with support from C3 partners and staff. After the project is complete, the Leader is recognized at an annual Leader Graduation Celebration and is eligible to complete further Leader projects.

Spring 2015 Environmental Leadership Training Series

The Chicago Conservation Corps is now recruiting adults for its Spring 2015 Environmental Leadership Training Series.

Attend an orientation in April to learn more. To apply for the C3 Leadership Training Series, you must be a City of Chicago resident and attend one orientation. Training will take place Wednesdays, April 29 through May 27, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Nature Museum (2430 N. Cannon Dr.). For more information, visit or contact C3 at 773-755-5100 x5039 or A $75 fee covers course participation and project support. Financial assistance is available.     

Join us at an orientation

Other Ways to Get Involved with C3
Learn more about the hottest sustainability events in Chicago by following C3 on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, signing up for our newsletter, or visiting the Event Calendar on our website.

Are you a teacher? You might be interested in C3’s Student Clubs program.


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